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CBS
Jan 23, 2013 12:00pm PST
republican strategy. >> there's never been a catch on the debt ceiling. congress ran the bills up, congress has to pay th bills. that's been done with presidents of both parties. >> reporter: lawmakers argue that the temporary debt limit suspension only sets the stage for another spending fight this spring. randall pinkston, cbs news, capitol hill. >> and taking a live look at wall street, stocks are up. the dow is up about 78 points. strong earnings reports from google and ibm pushed stocks higher this morning. this afternoon, things are still going strong. >>> the big easy is getting ready for the world stage having the 9ers and ravens playing in the super bowl is great for fans and for the new orleans economy. two weeks out jackson square is almost transformed. small businesses especially local breweries are getting ready for the influx of fans and media. the game is expected to bring some $434 million to big easy businesses. >>> the bowl means big best for farmers, too. the national chicken council estimates americans will consume 1.2 billion chicken wings during that big game. right no
Current
Jan 15, 2013 5:00pm PST
debt ceiling debate, my friends. yes, unfortunately, if you prefer your doomsday scenarios few and far between then washington, d.c. is no place for you. the newest wound that republicans in congress are considering inflicting upon ourselves and our fragile economy is defaulting on our financial obligations by refusing to raise the debt ceiling, something they agreed to rather effortlessly 25 times under george w. bush and ronald reagan. this would be the decision that would be only as disastrous as it is profoundly unnecessary. because the truth is, as president obama noted yesterday the u.s. economy's actually poised for a good year if only congress can get out of the way. i kind of paraphrased that last part. now that we know we're not going to be minting a trillion dollar coin, we need something different. a bill that would repeal the debt ceiling altogether. it is an idea supported publicly by alan greenspan and times man of the year last year, ben bernanke. it is an idea that could prevent lawmakers from lurching our country from one crisis to the next just to ring out some short-term gain until another republican sits in the oval office. that's why it's probably an idea that th
PBS
Jan 14, 2013 6:00pm PST
debt ceiling is not a question of authorizing more spending. so while i'm willing to compromise and find common ground over how to reduce our deficits, america cannot afford another debate with this congress about whether or not they should pay the bills they've already racked up. >> brown: the 2011 stand-off between the president and republicans over the debt ceiling led the nation to the bryning of national default. standard and poors even lowered its rating on u.s. government bonds. today, president obama said any repeat performance would be, quote, irresponsible. >> if the goal is to make sure that we are being responsible about our debt and our deficit, if that's the conversation we're having, i'm happy to have that conversation. what i will not do is to have that negotiation with a gun at the head of the american people. >> brown: at the same time, the president rejected urgings by some democrats that he raised the debt ceiling on his own authority. republicans were quick to answer the chief executive's criticism. senate minority leader mitch mcconnell said in a statement the president and his allies need to get serious about spending and the debt limit debate is the perfect time for it.
KOFY
Jan 15, 2013 11:30am PST
missed a fun time. he offered a solution for the president's dilemma on the debt ceiling. >> the final press conference was held this morning and he talked about the debt ceiling announcing if congress doesn't work with him and raise the debt ceiling america will go into default on the loans and we might have to sell florida. so, take goodbye to nanna and papa. >> you can see jimmy kimmel at the new time following the abc7 at 11. >> and the story behind a baby [ female announcer ] this is a special message from at&t. [ male announcer ] it's no secret that the price of things just keeps going up. [ female announcer ] but we have some good news. it's our bundle price promise. [ male announcer ] a price you can definitely count on, for two whole years. from at&t. [ female announcer ] a great price for a great triple-play bundle. [ male announcer ] call now. bundles with u-verse tv, internet and home phone start at $89 a month. now get the same great price for two years. [ female announcer ] switch today and get a total home dvr included, free for life. [ male announcer ] you get reliable, high speed internet on our advanced digital network. choose from speeds up to 24 megs. [ female announcer
ABC
Jan 15, 2013 11:00am PST
time. he offered a solution for the president's dilemma on the debt ceiling. >> the final press conference was held this morning and he talked about the debt ceiling announcing if congress doesn't work with him and raise the debt ceiling america will go into default on the loans and we might have to sell florida. so, take goodbye to nanna and papa. >> you can see jimmy kimmel at the new time following the abc7 at 11. >> and the story behind a baby panda high five that >> on the 4th anniversary of the miracle on the hudson, "sully" sullenberger joins katie couric for a great day and reunited with the passengers he saved in the incredible emergency landing on new's hudson river. >> of all people to be piloting that day, thank god, sully, it was you. sometimes i get on a plane and i am like, sully? anybody named sully on this plane? >> i appreciate that. when i travel as a passenger i have people recognize me and they say i feel better knowing you are here. >> we feel the same way, too. that is katie at 3:00 and you can hear more right here on abc7. on abc7 news at 4:00, a hand's on lesson, high school students get an opportunity to touch and study a whale. on abc7 news at 5:00, t
PBS
Jan 14, 2013 10:00pm PST
. >> brown: congress has until march to raise the debt ceiling and prevent a government default. most republicans have insisted that with the government facing another trillion dollar deficit this year, any increase in borrowing authority must be tied to cuts in spending. the president flatly disagreed. >> i want to be clear about this. the debt ceiling is not a question of authorizing more spending. so while i'm willing to compromise and find common ground over how to reduce our deficits, america cannot afford another debate with this congress about whether or not they should pay the bills they've already racked up. >> brown: the 2011 stand-off between the president and republicans over the debt ceiling led the nation to the bryning of national default. standard and poors even lowered its rating on u.s. government bonds. today, president obama said any repeat performance would be, quote, irresponsible. >> if the goal is to make sure that we are being responsible about our debt and our deficit, if that's the conversation we're having, i'm happy to have that conversation. what i will n
CNBC
Jan 15, 2013 4:00am EST
. treasury secretary tim geithner is urging congress to raze the u.s. debt ceiling or risk causing irreparable harm to the economy. he says the government will run out of tools to avoid a default by late february, early march. the u.s. credit rating is not a bargaining chip or hostage that can be taken to avoid any political agenda. president obama again rejected any negotiation with republicans over the debt ceiling. i love the debt clock. it's almost as fast as the amount of money they're going to earn tr nike. >> and is we'll talk about that. >> meanwhile, fed chairman ben bernanke speaking monday warned the u.s. economy isn't out of the woods yet and is still at risk from political gridlock. >> raising the debt ceiling, which congress has to do periodically, gives the government the ability to pay its existing bills. it doesn't create new deficits, it doesn't create new spending. so not raising the debt ceiling is sort of like a family trying to improve its credit rating saying, i know how we can save money, we won't pay our credit card bills. not the most effect of way to impr
WETA
Jan 18, 2013 8:30pm EST
for this. >> more on the debt ceiling debate. >> america cannot afford another debate with this congress about whether or not they should pay the bills they already racked up. the financial well-being of the american people is not leveraged to be used. the full faith and credit of the united states of america is not a bargaining chip. >> "america has a debt problem and pillar of leadership. americans deserve better. i therefore intend to oppose the effort to increase american debt limit." senator barack obama, march 16, 2006. how about them apples? >> it is not good for obama. but he also -- he also knew that his boat was not vote to make a difference. >> come on. he said what he said. >> of course he said what he said. i am covering for him. i am just saying people do different things at different times. >> there has been a shift here, a deeply depressing column by david brooks on friday that says the era of the grand bargain, as he calls it, is over. there was a feeling over the last couple of years that both sides might get together and raise taxes and cut entitlements and get a grand barga
FOX Business
Jan 14, 2013 9:00pm EST
. coming gap, president of bond -- obama demanding part congress dr jobs and raise the debt ceiling. slip in the showers. lawsuits by prison inmates causing taxpayers more than $100 million. i'll break it down next. ♪ gerri: taxpayers on the hook for more than $100 million thanks to lawsuits from prison gerri: here at "the willis report" we bring you the stories of government abuse of our taxpayer dollars every day. today we have a doozy. they say crime pays and, boy, does it. inmates held at rikers island here in new york been suing the city for injuries they say they received in jail. now, some say they slipped on suppleness shower while others say the beds were too short and injured them. i kid you not. one fellow has been locked up in rikers since 2009 for apparently firing on to new york police department cops. he says a stop up rain in the shower cost of defaults. he says the city is at fault for not putting down rubber mats or those big orange hazard comes. people familiar with the sec in order prisoners share names of lawyers, even putting attorney contact information year
CSPAN
Jan 15, 2013 6:00am EST
issues. without going into all the different ramifications, i want to say one word about the debt ceiling, which is not everybody understands what the debt ceiling is about. the debt ceiling -- raising the debt ceiling, which congress has to do periodically, gives the government the ability to pay its existing bills. it does not create new deficits. it does not create new spending. so not raising the debt ceiling is sort of like a family which is trying to improve its credit ratings and i know how we can save money, we will not pay our credit card bills. not the most effective way to improve your credit rating. it was a very slow solution to the debt ceiling in august of 2011 that got the u.s. downgraded last time. so it's very important. all these issues are important, but it's very, very important that congress take necessary action to raise the debt ceiling to avoid a situation where our government does not pay its bills. >> a number of people have expressed concern about how much of the challenges actually were addressed in the deal. it went part of the way, as you mentioned. but it leaves a number of issues still on the table and traditional negotiations are looming. would you characterize that as an additional cl
FOX
Jan 15, 2013 5:00am PST
pay its bills if congress does not raise the debt ceiling. president barack obama will not negotiate with congress on this issue. while republicans want any increase in the debt ceiling to be tied to spending cuts... >> the issue here is whether or not america pays its bills. we are not attend beat nation and so -- there is a very simple solution to this. >> now in a statement, house speaker phil boehner indicated the republican party is prepared for a fight and the consequences of increasing the debt ceiling are real but so too is the consequences of allowing our spending problem to go unresolved. >>> they are closely watching this debt ceiling battle in washington and if congress does not act on the debt ceiling, the national economy could fall and that would have a negative affect on california's budget numbers. they revealed a budget surplus in many years and that's thanks to a new tax revenue from proposition 30 as well as spending cuts. >>> the social media is buzzing about a possible announcement by facebook. janine de la vega joins us now from menlo park with more on a mystery event that is g
ABC
Jan 15, 2013 1:05am PST
ceiling. he announced if congress doesn't work with him and raise the debt ceiling will america will go into default and we might have to sell florida. say goodbye to nana and pop pop. >> chimpy up next. >> the morning news starts at 4:30 appreciate your time have a good night. a good night. >> good night
ABC
Jan 14, 2013 11:00pm PST
i about the debt ceiling. he announced if congress doesn't work with him and raise the debt ceiling will america will go into default and we might have to sell florida. say goodbye to nana and pop pop. >> chimpy up next. >> the morning news starts at 4:30 appreciate your time have a good night. a good night. >> good night "jimmy kimmel live"! tonight ellen degeneres. the bachelor sean lowe. and music from onerepublic. with cleto and the cletones. and now from this point on, here's jimmy kimmel! [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: welcome. hi, i'm jimmy. i'm the host. thanks for watching. thank you for -- raising the arctic 50 degree weather to be here tonight in hollywood. very kind. i do appreciate
FOX
Jan 15, 2013 4:30am PST
not raise the debt ceiling. president barack obama said we are not a dead beat nation and congress wants to pay its bills but we do not want to be tied to spending cuts. >> they have two choices they can act responsibly and pay america's bills or they can act irresponsibly and put america through another economic crisis. >> house speaker phil boehner indicated the gop is prepared for a fight and the consequences to fail to increase the debt ceiling are failing as well as allowing the spending problem to go unresolved. the concern is that if congress fails to act on the debt ceiling, the national economy could dip and that could likely have and i affect on california's budget numbers. >> the risk to our forecast numbers could come next month and that's what the federal government chooses to do or not to do regarding the debt ceiling. >> the budget released by governor jerry brown showed a budget surplus for the first time in many years. >>> right now it is 4:44 let's check in with sal on an early morning report on traffic. >>> good morning everybody, it is chilly, let's take a look at tra
FOX News
Jan 15, 2013 1:00pm PST
, even getting -- when it comes to issues like bypassing the debt ceiling -- on congress's behalf. >> democrats are urging the president to use executive order to say congress, i don't node to you raise the debt ceiling, i am going to do it on my own. i want everybody to know,utive order -- high is not the first president and won't be the last to use executive order. frankslinrosis velt passed 37 executive orders and clinton and reagan did 350-plus. i am talking about policy issues of significant magnitude that need to have a full public vetting. the american people need tock engaged in the process. we need hearing on the matter ogun control, specifically. and we really need to talk about mental health and how we as a society are not embracing people with mental health issues. that's a bigger conversation, i know, neil. >> neil: thank you for indulging all of this breaking news and being on top of it. we told you about the mulvaney amendment, matching dollar for dollar, any aide they are getting in like-minded cuts from discretionary spending. that was defeated, as expected on the
CSPAN
Jan 19, 2013 10:00am EST
called on congress to raise the debt ceiling in the release of u.s. can pay its bills. he spoke at the gerald ford school of public policy. >> thank you very much. it is also my great pleasure to welcome all of you here today. on behalf of the gerald r. ford school of public policy, the university of michigan is extremely honored to welcome the hon. ben bernanke, chairman of the board of governors of the federal reserve system. today's conversation is the latest in our series of distinguished lectures, policy talks at the fort school. we're so pleased that region white can introduce to the events and we're also very president marye sue: here today as well as -- we also have several of the university's executive officers and beans. i would like to welcome all of them and thank them for joining us today. it is an honor and truly personal pleasure to introduce our next guest. the fed's charges to provide a healthy economy. this is a complex and critically important mission and it makes the person at its helm one of if not the most important the policy makers worldwide. chairman ben bernan
CBS
Jan 15, 2013 4:00am PST
increasing the amount the government can borrow. but the president says he will not have the debt ceiling tied to the bills congress has already racked up. >> what i will not do is to have that negotiation with a gun at the head of the american people. >> reporter: the debt ceiling deadline is just one of three budget showdowns the white house and congress face in the coming months. house speaker john boehner said if laws do not tackle the debt and spending at the same time, it will cost americans jobs. in a statement, senate minority leader mitch mcconnell said "the president and his allies need to get serious about spending." danielle nottingham, cbs news, the white house. >>> military suicides have reached record levels. so bad that the secretary of defense calls it an epidemic. the pentagon says there were 349 suicides among active duty personnel last year. that's more than the number of combat deaths in afghanistan. experts say iraq and afghanistan war veterans suffering from depression and post traumatic stress are at the highest risk. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton will testify next week about the deadly
NBC
Jan 14, 2013 6:00pm PST
scenarios were bad under the fiscal cliff, just wait for what's coming next. >> the debt ceiling talks are under way. president obama warns the dire consequences if congress fails to raise our borrowing limits. in tonight's reality check, sam brock explains why most people should just take a deep breath. sam? >> raj, it would be therapeutic if nothing else. there is certainly little refuting the failure to raise the debt ceiling would send shock waves through the economy both national and global. that being said, president obama only fanned the flames today painting a picture of government catastrophe based on the facts seems a bit trumped up. >> ladies and gentlemen, the president of the united states. >> reporter: in the first press conference of his second term, president obama wasted little time scaring the day lights out of millions of americans who rely on government paychecks for one service or another, of the consequences of a u.s. default. >> may not be able to pay our troops or honor our contracts with small business owners. food inspectors, air traffic controllers, specialists who track down nuclear materials wouldn't get their paychecks. >> reporter
FOX Business
Jan 22, 2013 4:00pm EST
is the capitol. we have the latest as the house prepares for a vote on the debt ceiling. david: congress heading back to work today following the president's inauguration speech yesterday which a lot of the members of the republican party saw as a poke in the eye to them. >> the first order of business for congress, the looming debt ceiling. rich edson live on capitol hill. hi, rich. >> hey, lauren, we'll get that vote tomorrow in the house to extend the debt ceiling to the middle of may. when it comes to a longer term debt solution, longer-term debt ceiling solution and when it comes to taxes and spending the parties are far apart as they always been a day of a the president's inauguration and one which both parties have a very different take on the president's address. >> people can criticize president obama about a lot of things but not his ability to communicate and i think he communicated to the american people a message of hope, a message of action, and i liked it very much. i, we should move past the name-calling phase. >> one thing was pretty clear from the president's speech yesterday.
ABC
Jan 15, 2013 5:00am PST
and he offered a solution for the president's dilemma on the debt ceiling. >> obama held the final press conference of the first term in office. he talked about the debt ceil saying if congress does not work with him to raise the debt ceiling america will be in default and we my have to sell florida. >> watch jimmy kimmel live weeknights right here on abc7 at the new time following abc7 news at 11 and "nightline" is on right after that. >> lebanese -- leave disneyland and the cracked crab >> welcome back on the 4th anniversary of "miracle on the hudson." "sully" sullenberger joins katie about the incredible emergency landing. >> of all people to be piloting that lane, thank goodness it was you. i get on a plane and i think, sully? anyone named sully on this plane. >> i appreciate that and when i travel as a passenger i have people recognize me and they say i feel better knowing you are here. >> i look for him in the cockpit, as well. that is katie at 3:00 p.m. right here on abc7. >> good show. >> 5:23. great mighting that day. amazing to see the pictures. >> now, outside, it is darn cold. >> do we want do? mike, what are we facing? >> freezing temperatures in a lot of areas but t
ABC
Jan 20, 2013 9:00am EST
squabbles over the debt ceiling, buthey will not deal with the pblem in an essential way. >> i am reading robert carroll's latest book on lbj. it looked like jack kennedy was having the same problem with the congress. evererything was being sidetracked. >> that is true. i would say this as far as what senator obama said in 2006, consistency is the hobgoblin of small mes. but there was a different attitude. we have raised the debt ceiling 70-plus times. the congress has voted to do it. there was always a sense of we are not going to vote e to rai the other guys debt ceiling but there was always the understa that we would provide the votes in the final ananalysis. the president's party y did that. right now, what you have is a situation where the republican party is reduced to its lowest standing in the history of "the wall streeeet journal" nbc poll. the only thing that is worse is john boehner, 18% favorable. this is not a formidable parker. >> "politico" spoke to some unnamed republican leaders and they said that party leadaders have appeared to shut down the government to make a point. they may need to shut dowjust to get out of the system. we may need to do that for member-management purposes so that they ca
FOX Business
Jan 21, 2013 6:00pm EST
, they suspend the debt ceiling through may 18th, and congress raises the by whatever debt was incurred at the time. i don't know how you do that. just expand the ceiling. just not going to pay the credit cards. we don't care. meanwhile, as the dead line approaches, there's a chance the tax refund could be at risk. joining me is the managing direct for wealth health financial planning. rich, great to have you on the show. here's the deal. so congress has enough money to go through february 15th, mid february, about the time everybody starts trying to get the tax refunds. they file taxes. now, i know you are against refunds, but do you think it's possible they delay refunds? >> i'm hopeful it's not. i think the reality is congress will do the right thing. possibly suspend the debt ceiling, allow for, you know, lenders to get paid both, you know, people holding treasuries as well as people who are actually lending the government money expecting a refund. gerri: if this gambit from the republicans does not work, are some at risk after not getting the refund? >> anything's possible
NBC
Jan 15, 2013 4:30am PST
renewed calls for congress to raise the debt ceiling. for more on that and a look at the world markets and how they did overnight, we turn to seema mody at cnbc world headquarters. >> good morning to you. let's start with markets. futures lower after a mixed session on monday. as you pointed out apple weighing on tech on reports that it is cutting component costs but dell took others higher on talks it's in talk with several firms. we get a trio of federal reserve officials speaking out about the economy today. the dow rising 18 points in yesterday's trade and nasdaq slipping eight to close at 3117. here's our top story. treasury secretary tim geithner is calling on congress to raise the debt ceiling. in a letter to lawmakers geithner says it could cause harm to the u.s. economy. the government will run out of tools to avoid defaulting on debt sometime in late february or early march. that would mean social security and other government benefit checks would stop going out. fed chairman ben bernanke is joining the cause saying the economy isn't out of the woods just yet from fiscal thre
ABC
Jan 14, 2013 11:35pm PST
ceiling. he announced if congress doesn't raise the debt ceiling america will go into default on its loans and we might have to say good bye to florida. an economist named paul krugman is supportive of an idea as a stopgap. he is suggesting that the treasury mint a trillion dollar county and deposit it in the federal reserve which is how "the lord of the rings" starts, isn't it? i don't know if americans could be trusted with a trillion dollar coin. 100 billion bags of doritos comes down. the treasury will not mint a trillion dollar coin. that is a shame. wouldn't it be nice to mint up nine or ten and say we're even. get this crap you made out of here and leave us alone. thank you. this is a great video. this was shot at the u.s. military academy in west point. a cadet found a mouse in his dorm room and he released a it into the wild. >> you're free. go. get on out. good luck. >> how do you feel? >> i feel relieved. that he's not going to wake me up in my bed any more crawl on my leg. but kind of sad. just got to know him. and -- oh, no. no! you kidding me? he didn't last five minute
CNBC
Jan 15, 2013 6:00am EST
, becky. fed chairman ben bernanke is calling on congress to raise the debt ceiling to avoid a officially disastrous debt default. take a look at what he had to say. >> raising the debt ceiling, which congress has to do periodically gives the government the ability to pay its existing bills. it doesn't create new spending or new government. so simply paying the -- not the most effective way to improve your credit rating. >> bernanke was speaking at the university of michigan. he gave no clear hints on what the fed could curve its aggressive bond purchases. on the economic agenda today, we had a number of key data points. coming at 8:30 eastern, we're getting retail sales, the producer price index. at 10:00, we have business inventories the. a lot of different numbers to roll through and assess this morning. >> and we have a new poll of small businesses finds a large majority of owners believe washington has become more hostile towards free enterprise in recent years. stop the presses. the survey was conducted on behalf of the job creator's alliance. a quarter of the respondents volunteered taxes as the most important issues facing american small businesses and that's double the response for any
FOX News
Jan 18, 2013 6:00pm EST
congress should do its job. we're not going to negotiate over extending the debt ceiling. >> though the house is planning something short-term to force the senate to the a budget. >> just the structure, moving something on a shorter term, what we are discussing is something that all could support. it's reasonable. but also very constructive for america themselves. >> spokesman for the senate majority leader harry reid says if the house pass a clean debt ceiling incress, the senate will be happy to consider it. jay carney at the white house called for passing a clean debt limit deal without delay. leading republicans are saying without a budget that includes a real plan to reduce the deficit, the nation faces the threat of a credit downgrade. bret? >> bret: mike, thank you. sticking with the tet and deficit issues, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are talking about what to do in a worse case scenario. the government not having enough money to pay its bills. chief political correspondent carl cameron reports on a possible short-term solution that is getting a long look by some peo
PBS
Jan 20, 2013 3:00pm PST
paying for pensions and prisons. >> more on the debt ceiling debate. >> america cannot afford another debate with this congress about whether or not they should pay the bills they have already racked up. the financial well-being of the american people is not leveraged to be used. the full faith and credit of the united states of america is not a bargaining chip. >> america has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. americans deserve better, and therefore intend to oppose the effort to increase america's debt limit. senator barack obama, march 16, 2006. >> it is not good for obama. he was also -- he also knew that his vote would not make a difference. >> come on. he said what he said pier do not cover for him. >> people do different things at different times. >> there is a deeply depressing column by david brooks in "the new york times" that says the era of the grand bargain, as he calls it, is over. there was a feeling over the past couple of years that both sides would cut taxes and raise entitlements and get a grand bargain. that seemed to be a lost opportunity. obama seems to be moving away from it, congress
FOX News
Jan 18, 2013 3:00pm PST
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WETA
Jan 17, 2013 2:30am EST
against raising the debt ceiling. if congress didn't act by august 2, the federal government would be unable to pay its bills. >> in 2010, when all these republicans were running for congress, many of them avowed tea partiers and the rest of them riding the tea party wave, the subject of the impending debt ceiling came up frequently and virtually all of them campaigned saying... pledging not to raise the debt ceiling. >> narrator: early on, republican freshmen attended orientation sessions. republican strategist frank luntz ran one of them. >> and i asked the question, how many of you are going to vote for the debt ceiling? and only three or four of them raised their hands. and i said, if you vote for the debt ceiling, the people who put you in office are going to knock you out. >> if you vote for the debt ceiling, you're voting for your own death certificate, political death certificate. >> narrator: for his part, the president decided to try something new: personal politics. he figured he could connect to the republican leader, john boehner. >> obama told his staff, john boehner
FOX News
Jan 15, 2013 10:00am PST
president suggesting if congress does not want to raise the debt ceiling, he could. >> what i'm saying to you is that there's no simpler solution, no ready, credible solution other than congress either give me the authority to raise the debt ceiling or exercise the responsibility that they have kept for themselves and raise the debt ceiling because this is about paying your bills. everybody, everybody here understands this. i mean, this is not a complicated concept. you don't go out to dinner and then, you know, eat all you want and then leave without paying the check. and if you do, you're breaking the law. >> megyn: jonna spilbor is a columnist and writer for the national review. those comments, he goes on to say there's no simpler solution, no ready credible solution other than congress give me the authority to raise the debt ceiling or raise the debt ceiling themselves there's no simpler ready solution other than that, that have some people believing he's telegraphing, i'm telling you, it's simplest for you to do it, but i'm willing to do the more complicated route. >> i'm not sure that's right. i think a lot of people are on the left, including nancy pelosi who are wanting-- or
FOX Business
Jan 16, 2013 4:00pm EST
the answer to the debt ceiling debate is just to get rid of the debt ceiling itself? new york congressman jerry nadler wants to do exactly that. today he was author of a bill in congress to do that. he will join us for a lively debate on this later in the hour. ♪ . ♪ [ male announcer ] this is karen anjeremiah. they don't know it yet, but they' gonna fall in love, get married, have a couple of kids, [ children laughing ] move to the country, and live a long, happy life together where they almost never fight about money. [ dog barks ] because right after they get married, they'll find some retirement people who are paid on salary, not commission. they'll get straightforward guidance and be able to focus on other things, like each other, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. david: s&p futures close right now. todd horowitz in the pits of the cme. todd? >> you know, it looks like we'll have the same kind of action. we'll close flat on the day on s&p action to continue so we find a fundamental reason to break out one way or the other. liz: got to be reason. close to 1472. here we see 1465 for futures. thanks very much, todd. david: scre
PBS
Jan 15, 2013 12:00am PST
uncompromising mood as far as negotiating with republicans directly about whether the debt ceiling will or will not be raised. the president's position is a congressional obligation f congress wants to hand that authority over to him he will be glad to take it but congress needs to send him a debt ceiling increase. remember the debt sealing acording to the treasury department is due to run out to laps and we would approach a default position sometime in the middle of february, just next month. there is not a lot of time. now republicans have said and i asked the president about this you know, historically the debt ceiling because it oftentimes difficult to get votes in congress to pass a debt ceiling, has often been accompanied by fiscal or deficit reduction measures. back in the '80s, the '90s and even in president's presidency himself he has signed four laws raising debt ceiling. three were tied to some sort of fiscal management, legislation itself. but the president now says i'm tired of negotiating all those things, raised the debt ceiling and then i will get on with other conversations with you about dealing with the sequester, the across-the-board spending cuts and other bu
CSPAN
Jan 16, 2013 9:00am EST
the debt ceiling, which is that not everybody understand what the debt ceiling is about. the debt ceiling, raising the debt ceiling, which congress has to do periodically, gives the government the ability to pay existing bills. it doesn't create new deficits. it doesn't create new spending. so not raising the debt ceiling is sort of like a family, which is trying to improve its credit rating sank i know how we can save money, we won't pay off credit card bills. not the most effective way to improve your credit rating. it was the very slow solution to the debt ceiling in august 2011 i got the u.s. downgraded last time. so it's very, very important that all these issues are important but it's very, very important that congress take necessary action to raise the debt ceiling to avoid a situation where our government doesn't pay its bills. >> a number of people have expressed concern about how much of the challenges actually were addressed in the deal. as you mention it certainly went part way but it leaves another the issues still on the table, and additional negotiations and are looking. would you characterize that as an additional cli
MSNBC
Jan 16, 2013 12:00pm PST
all of the ways of getting out of the debt ceiling without having congress make the decision themselves. do you think that's right to put the ball in the court of the republican house caucus and said you guys have the choice. are you going to raise it or cause a default and deal with those economic consequences? >> i don't know if it's the right strategy. i wish he had not ruled out the 14th amendment or the coin. he is betting that the republican party is not completely insane. i hope that's a good bet. i'm not sure it is. what the republicans are doing is saying that's a nice economy. like a 1930s gangster movie. that's a nice economy. pity if it blows up if you don't pay me off with what i want. that's a direct threat and the hostage is the entire economy. we will default and if we default, we will have a depression. a real depression and the interest rates will spike on every public and private loan. we will have a mass unemployment like now. now. i love the mafia analogies. keep it up. the sandy relief bill. this is not supposed to be politicized. 179 republicans in the
FOX
Jan 15, 2013 7:00am PST
the middle of february if congress doesn't raise the debt ceiling. president obama says he will not negotiate this issue with congress but republicans want any increase in the debt ceiling to be tied to spending cuts. >>> the issue here is whether or not america pays its bills. we are not a deadbeat nation. and so -- there is a very simple solution to this. >> now, in a statement, john boehner indicated the republican party is prepared for a fight. he said "the consequences of failing to increase the debt ceiling are rule but so are the consequences of allowing our spending problem to go unresolved." >>> state lawmakers in sacramento are closely watching this debate in washington. the concern is that if congress doesn't act on the debt ceiling, the national economy could dip and that would likely have a negative effect on california's budget numbers. push >> the biggest risk to our forecast or the analysts' forecasts could come next month and that's from washington, d.c. >> the 2013 budget release by governor brown showed a surplus for the first time in many years and that was thanks to new tax revenue from proposition 3
FOX News
Jan 20, 2013 12:00pm PST
the wrong foot feuding over the debt ceiling and gun control. mike, what are key republicans saying about the president doing with them in congress? >> reporter: one of key things for republicans even though president obama was the united states senator representing illinois, he likes to work around congress. on dealing with congress, roy blunt says he needs to be realistic. >> he speaks in general terms. he likes the executive order approach a lot better than the legislative approach and you can't get that far with executive orders. you've got to legislate, you don't control the whole congress. >> reporter: he says with a divided government. republicans controlling the house, democrats controlling the senate and obviously the white house, there is an opportunity to get big things done. >> eric: the president's allies and staff saying about this, any change? >> reporter: essentially what they are saying he will use inspirational words to try to motivate the country. tomorrow lab general layout of what he wants to do over the next four years, where he wishes to take the country. when he does the state of the union address he'll get in more det
FOX
Jan 15, 2013 6:00am PST
pay its bills if congress does not raise the debt ceiling. president barack obama said congress needs to pay its bills but republicans want any bills paid to be tied to spending cuts. >> they have two choices, they can act responsibly and pay america's bills or they can act irresponsibly and put america through another economic crisis. >>> and the gop is prepared for a fight saying quote, the consequences of failing to increase the debt ceiling are real, but so too are allowing our spending problem to go unresolved. >>> convenience stores will be busy today. people want to hit the new jackpot drawing, an estimated $62 million. on friday, somebody in orange veil matched all five mumps minus the mug did he -- five numbers minute news the meganumber giving them a $250,000 pay day. >>> it is almost every wear and as a -- everywhere and as a matter of fact looking at highway 4 traffic is slowing down from bay point to concord. traffic is mostly slow and the only good news is we have not had any major crashes but we have had our share of slow traffic on this stretch. traffic is backed up fo
FOX Business
Jan 15, 2013 10:00pm EST
never be frightened by our nation's leaders, the issue of who is what gets paid in a debt ceiling impasse, a shut town of government, would be entirely up to the president of the united states period. if congress does fail to lift the debt ceiling by late february, the treasury department has to cover about 450 billion-dollars. in obligations. about 450 billion. revenue at that point, $2 77 billion. essentially the government will be able to cover about 60% of its bill. 60% of its bills, treasury would make the interest payments on the debt that could is about 40 billion. okay? just for debt, we could sll pay up social security benefits, they account for about 61 billion-dollars. and we could still pay veterans and our military, that would cost $17 billion for the military and for veterans. that is still only $118 billion of that $2 17. $118 billion. i want to ask you. why would anyone not be appalled by a president saying what he just did? implying there would not be adequate money to take care of social security obligations during that period. imply its would not be up to him to make a decision, which would prevent our social security recipients from worrying about such a thing. these -- this is
MSNBC
Jan 15, 2013 9:00am PST
the debt ceiling when it's within $100 billion. step two, the congress rejects that request and sends a joint resolution of disapproval back to the white house. step three, obama vetoes the resolution of disapproval. step four, congress does nothing. as long as the house and senate wait 15 days before addressing the white house veto, then the president gets his original wish and the debt ceiling automatically goes up. in other words, a redo of the fiscal cliff threatening the u.s. economy. give extremism and allow congress to basically do anything. welcome to washington. andrew, is this -- is this the way it goes now? >> i'm depressing. it is depressing are but it's also maybe the viable path forward. in terms of harm done to the u.s. economy sshgs that the best solution? >> i cannot get behind that. by the way, count get behind the platinum coin. we could draw something on a little piece of paper, and they could hand it to me. i can't get behind any of that. ultimately, we have to actually figure this out. the president has to figure it out. congress has to figure i
PBS
Jan 14, 2013 6:30pm PST
. president obama tells congress we're not a deadbeat nation, and they need to raise the debt ceiling now, so we can pay our bills on time. >> tom: i'm tom hudson. a sour day for apple investors. the stock tumbles to 11 month lows on new worries about waning demand for the iphone 5. >> susie: but a banner day for g.m., the cadillac ats takes car of the year at the big auto show in detroit, and its new corvette stingray wows gear heads around the globe. >> tom: that and more tonight on "n.b.r."! >> susie: the next big fight in washington has begun. president obama today called on republican lawmakers to authorize an increase in the nations debt limit, saying that messing with it could potentially have catastrophic results for many americans and the overall economy. he warned markets would go haywire if congress does not act, interest rates would rise, and checks to social security beneficiaries would stop. and he said even thinking about the u.s. not paying its bills is irresponsible and, "absurd". darren gersh reports. >> reporter: in his first news conference of the new year the pres
PBS
Jan 14, 2013 4:30pm PST
the debt ceiling and he once again said there was no way he'd negotiate with congress about something it should do anyway. >> they will not collect a ransom in exchange for not crashing the american economy. the financial well-being of the american people is not leverage to be used. the full faith and credit of the united states of america is not a bargaining chip. >> reporter: republicans called the president hypocritical for saying he will not negotiate over the debt limit while blasting republicans for refusing to negotiate. and they fired back that the debate over the debt ceiling was the perfect time to consider legislation to cut spending. at the same time, only a handful of republicans have actually said they'd let the united states default on its bills. >> t predent claims this, but republicans have always raised the debt ceiling. we've never seen the debt limit fail to be raised. all they have said is we want to apply the same criteria that the president himself applied when he was a senator and say we don't want to give the president a blank check. we would like to fix the s
FOX News
Jan 14, 2013 10:00pm PST
you're not going to negotiate on the debt ceiling this year, why should house republicans take that seriously and think if we get to the one minute to midnight scenario that you're not going to back down. >> jewel anna, this is straight forward, either congress pays its bills or doesn't. >> are you prepared to allow the government to grind to a halt if, who do you think the american people would blame if that came to pass. >> i suspect the american people would blame all of washington for not being able to get its act together. >> greta: back in 2006 when president obama was then a senator he actually voted against raising the debt ceiling. so what has changed now? congressman jason chaffetz nice to see you. >> well, congress spending pushing and the president pushing for this? we have to stop the spending. like the alcoholic who won't give up his drink anymore, you have to slow this. >> greta: what president obama said today he's basically executing what you in congress are telling him to do. you authorize the spending and he's got to pay the bills. and so now you're saying he can't borrow the money. >> no, we've got to make sure we prioritize the payment of the 16.4 trillion dollars that this government owes, but we have to solve the problem. w
CBS
Jan 18, 2013 4:30am PST
capitol hill, some top republican leaders are considering a short-term increase of the debt ceiling. >> house budget committee chairman paul ryan says they are weighing the benefits of an extension as a way to get the senate and white house engaged in future conversations. president obama as warned that if congress doesn't raise the debt ceiling the economy could crash and there could be delays for social security checks and veterans benefits. >>> university of california leaders say tuition hikes can be avoided this fall if the system gets the funding increase proposed in governor brown's budget plan. the quarter billion-dollar increase is less than that what the uc system had hoped. but it's a turnaround from years of budget cuts. the extra funding is due in part to proposition 30, the tax measure approved by california voters in november. >>> 55,000 local students will have the same class plan for part of today lessons on digital media safety. commonsense media is teaming up with the san francisco unified school district for the program. it will cover such toppers as cyberbullying and who to trust online. >>> starting this week yelp will post san francisco's health department inspection results for restaurants next to the reviews. you wouldn't be able to miss them. it will be a number grade from 0 to
CSPAN
Jan 17, 2013 5:00pm EST
he's not going to negotiate over raising the debt ceiling. it is an obligation that congress retains for itself. if it feels it can't handle it, we would happily, as the president said, take that obligation on to the executive branch. but we have to pay our bills. we're the united states of america; we are not a third-tier economy that goes month to month or every half year and casting doubt on whether or not we're going to meet our obligations. that's not who we are. major, then alexis. >> as you noted, jay, the situation in algeria is very fluid and you are trying to discern fact from fiction. once that process is finished, does the president intend to communicate with the country about what he knows and what has happened? >> well, i think -- i have no scheduling announcements to make on behalf of the president, and i think we're focused now on finding out and seeking clarity about the events in algeria. and once we know more and once we have more that we can convey to you, we'll make assessments based on that. >> does the white house believe that there is something at work in mali
MSNBC
Jan 14, 2013 7:00pm PST
. >> i want to be clear about this. the debt ceiling is not a question of authorizing more spending. raising the debt ceiling does not authorize more spending. it simply allows the country to pay for spending that congress has already committed to. these are bills that have already been racked up. and we need to pay them. so while i'm willing to compromise and find common ground over how to reduce our deficits, america cannot afford another debate with this congress about whether or not they should pay the bills they have already racked up. but to even entertain the idea of this happening, of the united states of america not paying its bills is irresponsible. it is absurd. the full faith and credit of the united states of america is not a bargaining chip. and they had better choose quickly because time is running short. >> house republicans continued to threaten to use the debt ceiling as a bargaining chip. house republican conference chairwoman kathy rogers told "political" i think it is possible we would shut down the government to make sure that president obama understands that we're serious. well, i guess that would do it. we always talk about whether or not we're going to kick the can down the road. i
PBS
Jan 18, 2013 7:00pm PST
the debt ceiling hovers over head? >>> plus governor jerry brown up close and personal. in an exclusive interview with pbs "newshour's" spencer michels. >> it drives me crazy when people say, you haven't done anything. should we cut the colleges more and pump it into the prisons? >> our spotlight on politics coming up next.
CSPAN
Jan 15, 2013 7:00am EST
the white house. here's what he had to say on the debt ceiling debate. [video clip] >> republicans and congress have two choices. they can act responsibly and pay america's bills or they can act irresponsibly and put america through another economic crisis. but they will not collect ransomed in exchange for not crashing the american economy. the financial well-being of the american people well-being is not a leverage to be used. the full faith and credit of the united states is not a bargaining chip. they had better choose quickly, because time is running short. the last time republicans in congress even flirted with this idea, r. triple-a credit rating was downgraded for the first time in our mystery, our businesses created the few jobs in any month in nearly the past three years, and the whole fiasco added to the deficit. host: after the news conference yesterday, house speaker john boehner responded with this statement -- " what are your thoughts on this? if the debt ceiling negotiable. some quick comments -- remember, you can post your comments on twitter. the first phone call is from maryland,
PBS
Jan 20, 2013 3:30pm PST
the debt ceiling hovers over head? >>> plus governor jerry brown up close and personal. in an exclusive interview with pbs "newshour's" spencer michels. >> it drives me crazy when people say, you haven't done anything. should we cut the colleges more and pump it into the prisons? >> our spotlight on politics coming up next.
FOX News
Jan 15, 2013 3:00am PST
has asked congress to up the debt ceiling. of course what he said is, i know the republicans want to try to get some sort of spending cuts and stuff like that. i'll deal with it. just not over this. >>gretchen: so yesterday how has he changed now that he's president and he's been in a couple of these debt ceiling fights with republicans? another one is coming up in march. many people believe it is the only leverage the republicans hold in any kind of discussions about cutting spending. the president changing his tune now. listen to this. >> america cannot afford another debate with this congress about whether or not they should pay the bills they've already racked up. so to even entertain the idea of this happening, of the united states of america not paying its bills, is irresponsible. it's absurd. >>steve: so it was irresponsible for president bush to run up a huge bill. and now that he's president, it's irresponsible if the congress doesn't give him the blank check. let's just point out a couple of things. president bush all by his lonesome racked up about $5 trillion in debt. in
FOX Business
Jan 16, 2013 1:00pm EST
left before the government reaches the debt ceiling and the two sides are as far apart as they ever been. democrats say congress routinely increases debt ceiling. it allows the federal government to pay for spending it already approved. they say deficit reduction is different argument and they're now proposing eliminating the debt ceiling. >> we must not permit an artificial debt ceiling to throw the country into default and our economy into chaos and depression which is exactly what the republicans are threatening to do. it is time to abolish the debt ceiling and our levels of taxation and spending will be set as they always have been by congressional action. >> republicans argue washington has linked several increase in the debt ceiling to deficit reduction deals. it serves as reminder how much the government has borrowed. senate minority leader mitch mcconnell writes, over the past three decades in fact u.s. presidents and lawmakers from both parties routinely used the debt limit debate to reform government spending. washington democrats under pressure from their favored interest groups continue to adhere to an outdat
CSPAN
Jan 22, 2013 1:00pm EST
the debt ceiling, mr. speaker. we're voting to suspend it. i think this is bad policy because i think that markets, business people and everybody else needs to know that the congress is going to stand by the credit rating and the debts of the american people. we're not going to default. we shouldn't threaten that we are, mr. speaker. it's bad. it's not a good thing to do. mr. speaker, it's important for the american people to know that when we talk about raising the debt ceiling, congress is not approving new spending. we're not borrowing -- we're saying that we're going to pay the bills on debts we already acquired. mr. speaker, it's kind of like this. if you have a family and somehow you have a mortgage to pay, you've already obligated to pay a mortgage, now, if you don't have the money for your mortgage, you may have to go to your cousin, your brother, your uncle and say, i need you to help me until next week so you can pay the mortgage. now you borrow money to an obligation you already owe. and if you don't pay you will default on. now, you can also have a situation where somebody who doesn't have enough money but goes into, you know, a local electronic store and
FOX Business
Jan 18, 2013 4:00pm EST
another month, but the house is going to vote just next week on raising the debt ceiling, at least temporarily. is there a real chance we won't need to wait till the last minute for a deal? we will have the latest. david: interesting novel concept. plus, reaction from a member of congress who is looking to say good-bye to the debt ceiling all together. that representative is going to be here for a debate coming up. liz: while the battle wages in washington, you could be profiting. i mean, listen, come on, don't wait. find out how you can trade the debt ceiling. there is a way. keep it right here on fox business. ♪ [ male announcer ] this is karen anjeremiah. they don't know it yet, but they' gonna fall in love, get married, have a couple of kids, [ children laughing ] move to the country, and live a long, happy life together where they almost never fight about money. [ dog barks ] because right after they get married, they'll find some retirement people who are paid on salary, not commission. they'll get straightforward guidance and be able to focus on other things, like each other, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. [ male announcer ] how do you turn an entrepreneur's dream... ♪ into a scooter that talks to the cloud? ♪ or turn 3
CSPAN
Jan 15, 2013 1:00am EST
to be clear about this. the debt ceiling is not a question of authorizing more spending. raising the debt ceiling does not authorize more spending. it simply allows the country to pay for spending that congress has already committed to. these are bills that have already been racked up and we need to pay them. so while i'm willing to compromise and find common ground over how to reduce our deficits, america cannot afford another debate with this congress about whether or not they should pay the bills they've already racked up. if congressional republicans refuse to pay america's bills on time, social security checks and veterans' benefits will be delayed. we might not be able to pay our troops, or honor our contracts with small business owners. food inspectors, air traffic controllers, specialists who track down loose nuclear material wouldn't get their paychecks. investors around the world will ask if the united states of america is, in fact, a safe bet. markets could go haywire. interest rates would spike for anybody who borrows money -- every homeowner with a mortgage, every student with a college loan, every small business owner who wants to grow and hire. it would be a self-inflicted wound o
CNN
Jan 14, 2013 8:00pm PST
debt ceiling. >> if the republicans in congress have made a decision that they want to shut down the government in order to get their way, then they have a vote in the house of representatives to do that. >> the problem, that's what they say they're going to do. great to see you birthday. david, the president himself saying, i acknowledge it, a government shut-down is a possibility. cathy mcmorris rogers of washington state told politico, i think it's possible we would shut down the government. so here we are, we're getting to a problem. treasury secretary tim geithner said mid-february/march is as far as he can go. who blinks first? >> this is like one of the situations in the monkey cage at the zoo where the monkeys bang their chests and look as powerful as possible. the president is escalating this situation. no 14th amendment option. do it my way or we plunge the public credit of the united states into bankruptcy. and the republicans are responding equivalently by saying to the president, we're not scared. we're not scared of you. it's very clear at the republican leadership does
MSNBC
Jan 14, 2013 8:00pm PST
. the debt ceiling is not a question of authorizing more spending. raising the debt ceiling does not authorize more spending. it simply allows the country to pay for spending that congress has already committed to. >> and of course republicans tried to trick americans into believing the debt ceiling was a blank check or magic credit card for the president to go spend whatever he wanted to spend. of course, the united states constitution gives the power to spend to congress. the result is the money congress has already borrowed. president obama explained to the american people in congress how they're trying to do their actual jobs. >> these are bills that are racked up. and we need to pay them. so while i'm we'illing to find compromise on how to pay our debts, americans should not be stopped from paying the bills we racked up. >> the country will be in a dire situation. president obama knows this. he proved it before, and he is not going to play games with economic stability. >> so we have to pay our bills. and republicans in congress have two choices here, they can act responsibly and pay america's bills. or they can act irresponsibly and put america through another economi
CBS
Jan 14, 2013 6:00pm PST
government can borrow but the president says he will not have the debt ceiling tied to the bills congress has already wrapped up. >> what i will not do is to have that negotiation with a gun at the head of the american people. >> reporter: the debt ceiling deadline is just one of three budget showdowns the white house and congress face in the coming months. house speaker john boehner said if lawmakers don't tackle the debt and spending at the same time it will cost jobs. in a statement, senate majority leader mitch mcconnell said the president and his allies need to get serious about spending. president obama also addressed the possibility of new gun legislation. >> if there is a step we can take that will save even one child from from what happened in newtown, we should take that step. >> reporter: the president has seen recommendations from vice president joe biden's gun violence task force and plans to lay out action he will take to curb gun violence later this week. danielle nottingham, cbs news, the white house. >>> if your boss offered you more money would you refuse? why a bay area fir
MSNBC
Jan 14, 2013 5:00pm PST
. the debt ceiling is not a question of authorizing more spending. raising the debt ceiling does not authorize more spending. it simply allows the country to pay for spending that congress has already committed to. >> and of course republicans tried to trick americans into believing the debt ceiling was a blank check or magic credit card for the president to go spend whatever he wanted to spend. of course, the united states constitution gives the power to tax and spend to the congress, and the congress alone. our current deficit is the result of money congress has already borrowed. president obama explained to the american people today how republicans in congress are trying to avoid doing their actual jobs. >> these are bills that have already been racked up. and we need to pay them. so while i'm willing to compromise and find common ground over how to reduce our deficits, america cannot afford another debate with this congress about whether or not they should pay the bills they've already racked up. >> if the american people do not catch on to the severity of all of this, of defaulting on our debts, the country will be in a dire situation. president obama knows this. he be
PBS
Jan 17, 2013 7:00pm PST
likely that candidates are appointed. the risk is the debt ceiling negotiation in the u.s. during february. we think that u.s. congress will not reach an agreement to derail the u.s. economic recovery. it should be temporary and limited. >> the yen is weaker against the euro. that's on similar expectations for more monetary easing pressures from the bank of japan. the euro quoted at 120.4 to 1. the euro has gained ground against the yen and the dollar. analysts say that's due to worries over with the euro zone. let's see how this is affecting tokyo stocks. share prices surging across the board. nikkei at 10,828. a gain of over 2% from thursday's close. buying was prompted by more optimistic views about the u.s. economic recovery following strong housing data. let's look at other markets open in the asia pacific. over in australia the benchmark index is trading hie ining high. positive moves so far. tokyo is leading >> on japan clearly that sort of recently announced fiscal and monetary package is intended to create growth in the short term. we don't think that if not associated with a midterm solid anchoring that would act
MSNBC
Jan 22, 2013 2:00am PST
the debt ceiling, gun control and how to get congress to work together. we'll get to that. but last night it was all about celebrating the second term of the 44th president of the united states of america. nbc's steve handelsman has more. >> reporter: they wowed the crowd at the inaugural balls. president obama in white tie but first lady michelle obama in a ruby red gown by jason wu. this was the ball for the military. >> i have no greater honor than being your commander in chief. >> reporter: it had been an obama family day. malia and sasha, dad and mom. as america paid tribute. an inaugural parade that showed off the nation's talent and diversity. >> i, barack hussein obama, do solemnly swear. >> reporter: the presidential's ceremonial swearing-in witnessed by as many as 1 million people. >> congratulations, mr. obama. >> reporter: mr. obama urged cooperation, rare now in washington, to cut health care costs and the deficit. >> but we reject the belief that america must choose between caring for the generation that built this country and investing in the generation that will buil
ABC
Jan 14, 2013 4:00pm PST
added if congress fails to raise the debt ceiling american people will pay the price. >> social security checks and veteran benefits will be delayed. we might not be able to pay our troops or honor our contracts with small business owner autos again and again, the president repeated the fact raising the debt ceiling only allows for payment of bills that congress has already racked up. but when we went out to talk with residents most had no idea what it was or what it meant. if congress raises it, what does it do? >> puts us in debt. >> ate lous him to borrow more money. >> i feel goitsing to raise prices on everything. >> when explaining what it means, most told us they won't raise it. >> i hope rinz would. i do. >> coming up at 6:00 why he thinks the president did likely to win this one. he'll say what he needs to do before the debt ceiling comes up for a vote. >> clearly a lot of confusion about that. cuba's new law easing travel restrictions began today pechl are taking advantage of it. >> they stood in long lines outside travel agencies and the u.s. interest section.g1u in h
CNN
Jan 15, 2013 4:00am PST
. officially hit the debt ceiling set by congress on december 31st. facebook is inviting the media to an event to come see the building. there is speculation they will be unveiling their own smart phone. it could be a new search imagine that will tap into friends's suggestions and take on google. >> what the world needs. another smart phone. >> thank god. >> we all have our smart phones. >> we need a bigger table. >> if it's good and it takes my friend's suggestions, buy it. >> i take my friend's suggestions. i want to take them. >> we have been talking about the cover of the daily news and talking about the new ap from the national rifle association. just a month after. >> here came up with this. >> completely missing the one-month anniversary. >> that are we were talking about and in newtown, connecticut. nra practice range. it's a free ap for ages 4 and over. it includes a 3d shooting game with targets that are in the shape of coffins. >> would you want your 4-year-old doing that? are you kidding me? crazy. >> the nr a's ceo singled out vicious violent va games and that's a quote w
MSNBC
Jan 16, 2013 3:00pm PST
senator susan collins of maine saying the debt ceiling is going to have to be raised. even the coch brothers don't want to allow debt default. the president of americans for prosperity says they're advising members of congress. focusing on the debt ceiling makes the message more difficult. so we're starting to see some kind of responsible leadership. this is just going too far. >> and newt gingrich agrees with that sentiment, as well. i think what you're going to see is more folks, you know, a chamber of commerce republicans, folks from the business community i think are really going to start speaking up as this debt ceiling starts to loom closer in the middle of february. when it really reaches its limit, you'll have some pressure from the corporate community really bearing down on the house gop to get something done. so i think that's one of the things that's going to happen. it could be that they delay these spending cuts in talking about them either around the sequestration or around the time when they have to renew the continueing resolution to fund the government. this is what they've been talking about, spending cuts. but coupling it with the debt ceiling just seems to be a non-starter. >> it's just a non-star
CNBC
Jan 16, 2013 1:00pm EST
economy. congressman, welcome. good to have you with us. before we turn to the debt ceiling, i would like your reactions to the president's proposals to curb gun violence and whether you think those legislative proposals that he made have a chance of getting through either house of congress or both. >> i do. i mean, all of us are just astonished and appalled at what happened in newtown and the idea that a 6-year-old child would have 11 high capacity bullet designed by the military for combat pumped into that little child is really changing the discussion here. so i think the focus on practical things like high capacity magazines, like background checks that work, like trying to come up with appropriate assault weapon ban, these all make sense. and then his executive authority to make certain that laws we have on the books against gun trafficking are actively and aggressively enforced, i think those are practical suggestions. a lot of debate but a new day here. >> congressman, let's move on to another hot topic debate and that is the debt ceiling raise. you have been one of several democratic congress members to say that the president should envoc a provision of the 14th amendment that says that the sanctity of the public debt shall not bestio as a means to get around a cong
CSPAN
Jan 22, 2013 8:00pm EST
ceiling. the house will vote wednesday on a measure that will occur -- extend the debt limit until may 19. included is a provision that if congress fails to pass a budget by april 15, lawmakers salaries will be held in escrow. this is 10 minutes. >> good afternoon. good evening. >> hard-working taxpayers understand that they have to balance their budgets from every week to every month. they also believe it's time for washington to balance its budget. over the last four years, house republicans have offered plans. our budget plans. we have done our budgets, but it's been nearly four years since the senate has done a budget. most americans believe if you don't do your job, you shouldn't get paid, that is the basis for no budget, no pay. it's time for the senate to act. chairman paul ryan has worked hard with the budget committee to outline the kind of reforms we would put in place to bring real fiscal responsibility here in washington. and the american people understand that you can't continue to spend money that you don't have. it's time for us to come to a plan that will, in fact, balance the budget over the next 10 years. it's our com
CBS
Jan 16, 2013 4:00am PST
warns that the united states could lose its top credit ceiling if the debt ceiling is not raised. timothy geithner has warned congress they'll reach that limit as early as next month. >>> asian markets plummetled ahead of key economic data. it plummeted more than 2.5% while hong kong's hang sang lost a fraction. >>> stocks ended mixed on wall street over the uncertainty of the nation's debt limit. the dow finished the day up more than 27 points while the nasdaq fell nearly 7 points. >>> shoppers spent more this holiday season than last but not as much as experts predicted. sales rose 3%, falling short of the national retail federation's forecast of 4.1%. many stores heavily marked down merchandise in the final shopping days to lure in shoppers who held back on spending. still, retailers hauled $580 million in november and december. >>> walmart says it will buy u.s.-made goods over the next decade. the retail giant is also pledging to offer a job to any honorably discharged american veteran within a year of active duty. walmart expects to hire a thousand veterans in the next five years. >> and victoria's secret showed off its
LINKTV
Jan 20, 2013 2:00pm PST
nation's debt ceiling at that talk about cutting the debt. that's where some think he will try to cement his legacy. >> he's going to try to get our long term in thailand obligations under control and set us on a new fiscal course. >> the president's first foreign-policy priority last term was israeli-palestinian peace. it's unlikely to take the top spot the second time, where most expect the president's focus to be on iran. >> it's hard to believe if we can't get a meaningful negotiation within the next two years that you will not have it read capable of producing a nuclear weapons. then, the u.s. has the choice in its negotiations -- will the solution be containment or is it going to be a preventive strike? >> as he takes the oath again, he will do it with the experience of that presidencies are often formed by crises that happened outside of their control. he will know all folksy brought here last i did not change washington. he will try something -- you have to try something new if you want to accomplish his ambitious agenda this type. >> there are reports that algeria special
PBS
Jan 19, 2013 1:00pm PST
somehow get right with the law. >> what's next for the debate in congress? as the debt ceiling hovers over head? >>> plus governor jerry brown up close and personal. in an exclusive interview with pbs "newshour's" spencer michels. >> it drives me crazy when people say, you haven't done anything. should we cut the colleges more and pump it into the prisons? >> our spotlight on politics coming up next. >>> good evening. welcome to "this week in northern california." with the presidential inauguration coming up on monday, and major developments this week on gun control and immigration reform, we focus tonight on politics from california to washington, d.c. we'll hear from governor jerry brown later in the program. and to help analyze it all, we're joined in studio by carla marinucci, "san francisco chronic chronicle" senior political reporter." debra saunders, "san francisco chronicle" conservative columnist. scott shafer, host of the "california report" joining us from washington, d.c. scott, let's start with you. you've been talking to our california lawmakers this week on the p
FOX Business
Jan 15, 2013 1:00pm EST
warnings on the debt ceiling. timothy geithner telling congressional leaders that the u.s. will exhaust its limit mid-february. bernanke urging congress to extend borrowing authority well before the deadline. the u.s. could lose its aaa rating, so where do we go from here? wonderful to have you with us. you believe the u.s. will not default on its debt. how will washington get to that point? there is a proposal of delaying inflammation of the obama law. >> everything is on the table, including the delight that the republicans are talking about. my guess is, or that our guess is, they will go all the way down to the wire. whether there will be enough to talk about a substantial reduction in the debt, i think that is a little bit more up for grabs. we will get pretty close to that line. in the process, the worry is not that we do fall, but that the markets could get very upset. as they did in the summer of 2011, especially the stock market. lori: the markets have to be somewhat jaded. having said that, how will that impact the first quarter? >> the markets are starting to get a little jaded. oh, well, here is another silly episode. we saw
MSNBC
Jan 15, 2013 8:00am PST
raising the debt ceiling. then this morning former house speaker newt gingrich weighed in saying the gop congress is coming out a loser. >> it's a threat they can't sustain. no one is going to default. no one is going to allow the united states to not pay its bills. no one is going to accept the economic costs. it rallies the entire business community to the president's side. i don't think we should pick fights where we are in a position where we can't in fact in the end enforce our will. we have no evident that barack obama is going to compromise. >> sir, you voted for the deal, but you have also said you wouldn't vote to raise the debt ceiling. are you still firm on that? congressman yoho, can you hear me? >> yeah, go ahead. >> i was saying, yeah, you have said that you will not vote to raise the debt ceiling, however you did vote for the fiscal cliff deal. do you still stand firm on the debt ceiling position? >> we, no, sir, i didn't vote for the fiscal cliff deal. i wasn't sworn in yet. but it's like we've said -- >> you said you wouldn't vote for it, if it were you. >> right. i agree. i did not
CNN
Jan 22, 2013 6:00am PST
debt ceiling, let's just use that as one example. republicans said we don't want to raise the debt ceiling. president obama said i'm not going to bargain with the debt ceiling and republicans in congress are going to vote to raise temporarily the debt ceiling on wednesday. it seems the president has the upper hand, and maybe that's why his speech was so darned tough. >> well, look, there's no doubt that being the president of the united states gives you the biggest bully pulpit there is in the nation, and i think he realized that and he is using it. part of that speech yesterday talked about taking it to the citizens and having the citizens continue being part of this process and pushing, but you know, with the debt ceiling, i think republicans were actually trying to extend an olive branch and found themselves rebuffed yesterday. if we had said pick the most controversial, divisive issues in the country right now, they are the issues that president obama chose to speak of yesterday. he's got a state of the union coming up in a couple of weeks. i would have expected that that would be a place where he laid out his agenda, his priorities, his specifics but i didn't expect it in yesterday's
FOX News
Jan 14, 2013 5:00pm PST
not give the president the power to raise the debt ceiling in february. >> republicans in congress have two choices here. they can act responsibly and pay america's bills or they can act ir responsibly and put america through another economic crisis. >> so you can see what the president is doing. he wants americans to believe the gop is the problem not massive spending. likewise on the gun control issue. the president wants it to come to a head to highlight republican opposition to limiting guns and ammunition. joining us now from washington fox news political analyst brit hume. seems to me presidethe presiden playing politics rather than problem solving. >> i think you have a point he would like to get republicans into it. i would put it a different way in the sense that i think he would be perfectly happy to get the gun control measure that he favors whatever they turn out to be when the recommendations come in to get them past through congress without republican -- successful republican opposition. he would be happy to get the debt limit raised without republicans standing in the way
FOX
Jan 16, 2013 10:00pm EST
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CSPAN
Jan 23, 2013 1:00am EST
against using the debt ceiling as leverage rather than holding it hostage. and yet the republican congress is still in turmoil over whether this is the right thing to do. i was fascinated by mrs. -- it avoids my friends on the other side from having to coordinate with the treasury department. i was fascinated by mrs. miller's miller's comments regarding the escrow and whether or not interest would be undertaken. i was looking at the 401k maneuver for $150 billion taken out of the 401k plan of congress and the federal employees. and the first thing that came to my mind is, if you are going to take $150 billion out and i don't have many money over there, but you don't get interest. it ain't but a nickel, but a penny and somehow or another that seems to be a problem here as well. but being out of sight doesn't mean being out of mind. and the republicans can't will away our national responsibilities just because it conflicts with the ideology of your more extreme members. i imagine come may, my friends on the other side will find another loophole that allows them to pay off the debt ceiling for a
FOX Business
Jan 15, 2013 6:00pm EST
to our gridlocked congress of the debt ceiling debate. do your job or will do it for you. >> if the house and the senate want to give me the authority so that they don't have to take these tough votes, if they want to put the responsibility on me to raise the debt ceiling and happily take it, but if they want to keep this responsibility than they need to go ahead and get it done. gerri: if they don't can the president by passed the congress using the 14th amendment? for a corrupted by former federal prosecutor joins us. read this so that people can get a sense of what it says. the validity of the public debt of the united states authorized by law including pensions and bounties for services in suppressing insurrection or rebellion should not be questioned. it sounds pretty dramatic. >> the 14th amendment, we all remember from high-school kamal is a reconstruction of manila in 1868 after the civil war to plan the most abortive things that it did was granted full citizenship to african-americans, thus overruling the dread scott case. gerri: but that's the word talking about here. >> p
CBS
Jan 14, 2013 5:30pm PST
president called on congress to raise the debt ceiling so the country can pay its bills. >> we have to do something sensible and we shouldn't be doing this on a one to three- month time frame. why would we do that? this is the united states ofajor america, major.in we can't manage our affairs in our such a way that we pay our bills and provide certainty in terms of how we pay our bills. i don't think anybody would consider my position unreasonable here. >> pelley: speaker john boehner said the republican-controlled house will pass what he called "responsible legislation." but he said the american people do not support raising the debt ceiling without cutting government spending. we have learned tonight that former cycling champion lance armstrong is in discussions to return a part of the millions of dollars that his team received from the u.s. postal service. and he has indicated a willingness to testify against others involved in illegal doping. armstrong's u.s. postal sponsorship prohibited doping. last year armstrong was stripped of his titles after an investigation found systemi
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